|November 3, 1972
|American Stand-up Comedian,
Reality TV, Actor
Bert Kreischer is an American stand-up comedian and reality television host. His career started rather unconventionally. A journalist from Rolling Stone Magazine praised him “the best partyer in the nation”, and from there, his career took off. Bert is one of the few stand-up comedians making millions of money. So, how wealthy is Bert Kreischer?
Kreischer has many ways to make money, and it is all thanks to his comedy career. He sells shirts, CDs, mugs, and other merchandise. He has a podcast, and even his wife now has a podcast. Thanks to his successful career, Bert Kreischer’s wealth is estimated at around $3 million.
He served as the inspiration for a 2002 movie called National Lampoon’s Van Wilder. His nickname is “The Machine”. And he never dreamed of becoming a comedian.
When he got “discovered” at the party, Bert started thinking about a career in comedy. He was in college at the time. His first experience with stand-up comedy was at Potbelly’s. It is a bar and nightclub in Florida. He was one of the best comedians there, and after his tape made its way to a talent agent, Bert moved to New York City.
He started working at the Boston Comedy Club. His signature move during stand-up is performing while shirtless. And of course, his storytelling is amazing. Bert’s famous story of getting the nickname Machine is legendary. Apparently, he inadvertently helped the Russian mafia rob a train while on a college trip.
After the success of the 2002 movie, Kreischer made his way into a DVD release. He and four other comedians took part in National Lampoon Live: New Faces – Volume 2. One of his stories also appeared on the Comedy Central series Shorties Watchin’ Shorties.
Bert performs internationally and appears on late-night talk shows when needed. He was a guest for David Letterman, Jimmy Kimmel, and Conan. He was a regular guest for Rachael Ray form 2011 to 2015.
In 2009, he released his first comedy special Bert Kreischer: Comfortably Dumb on Comedy Central. His second special, The Machine, appeared in 2016.
He also produces and hosts the Bertcast. This is a weekly comedy podcast on the All Things Comedy network. Bert started podcasting in 2012, and since then, he records his podcast from his Man Cave. He even built his Man Cave during a home renovation reality television program. You can say he has a knack for making money out of nothing.
While his main career is stand-up comedy, Bert also appeared in movies and television series. Will Smith’s Production Company offered him a deal for a sitcom. He made Bert the Conqueror. It was a sitcom in which he traveled to amusement parks and entertainment venues to try and experience thrilling rides.
Fun Fact: he has a fear of height. But during the show, he rode roller coasters and other park rides. He even jumped off the Stratosphere tower in Las Vegas.
In 2014, he published his first and only book. Titled Life of the Party: Stories of a Perpetual Man Child. The book is a great read, and it gives you an insight look into his life. And of course, how he prepares for his stand-up comedy.
Net Worth and Sources of Income
Bert Kreischer has $3 million in assets. He has an official site providing information about his income and salaries. Yes, he is that crazy. According to the site, he earns more than $336,000 per year, which is close to $30,000 per month. That is a solid amount for somebody doing stand-up.
On his site, fans can buy merchandise including his book, mugs, posters, shirts, CDs, and much more. Items cost from $5 to $40.
Bert also earns money from his endorsement deals and lucrative agreements. Thanks to his popularity, he can land good sponsorship deals.
He has a YouTube channel and Instagram profile that can earn him between $1,000 and $2,000 for a sponsored post. Simply put, he finds a way to earn money from anything he can.
Personal Life and Family
Despite his popularity, Bert is not a playboy. He married his long-time girlfriend LeAnn. She is an actress and has her own show. You can say she has the same knack for making money. Recently, she started a weekly Podcast “Wife of the Party”. In the podcast, she responds to her husband’s hilarious jokes about their personal life.
LeAnn also invites friends to talk about their lives, and she can throw a joke or two. Bert and LeAnn are a happily married couple. They support each other throughout the years.
They got married in 2003. During their relationship, there were no rumors of affairs, cheating, or anything of that kind. Together, they have two teenage daughters, Georgia and Ila. The names of their daughters show how hilarious they are. They named Georgie as a homage to the mother’s home state. And Bert often jokes about his daughters as well.
They try to take part in charity work as much as they can. Together, they created a fundraiser on Facebook for St. Jude Children’s Hospital. Both promoted the fundraiser in their podcasts and shows.
Despite having millions on his bank account, Bert doesn’t live a lavish life. He lives in a modest $3 million house in Staten House. Per the present market, his house costs a little over $5 million dollars.
And he drives a Harley Davidson. There are no luxury cars in the garage.